Story: Mining and underground resources

Scrap metal

Scrap metal

This is a scrapyard where metals are collected, stored and sorted. Scrap iron and steel are used as the raw materials for the smelting of steel.

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Simon Nathan, 'Mining and underground resources - The mining industry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 May 2022)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006